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15th Sep '17 2:17:50 PM nombretomado
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* Burrell Smith (who designed the hardware for the original [[AppleMacintosh Macintosh]]) would often promise to [[http://folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=I%27ll_Be_Your_Best_Friend.txt&sortOrder=Sort%20by%20Date&detail=medium be your best friend]] in order to get you to do something. This relationship, however, only lasts a few milliseconds.

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* Burrell Smith (who designed the hardware for the original [[AppleMacintosh [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Macintosh]]) would often promise to [[http://folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=I%27ll_Be_Your_Best_Friend.txt&sortOrder=Sort%20by%20Date&detail=medium be your best friend]] in order to get you to do something. This relationship, however, only lasts a few milliseconds.
30th Jul '17 4:28:36 AM Viira
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** In "Headhunters", Grunkle Stan advertises the re-opening of a lost exhibit with the promise of free pizza. There is, of course, no pizza. When questioned by the press, Stan says "That's just a typo. GOODNIGHT, EVERYBODY!" and runs off with everyone's admission money, to the disappointment and frustration of the attendees--particularly a guy wearing a "Free Pizza" t-shirt.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In "Headhunters", Grunkle Stan advertises the re-opening of a lost exhibit with the promise of free pizza. There is, of course, no pizza. When questioned by the press, Stan says "That's just a typo. GOODNIGHT, EVERYBODY!" and runs off with everyone's admission money, to the disappointment and frustration of the attendees--particularly a guy wearing a "Free Pizza" t-shirt.
13th Jul '17 12:56:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** By the time of [[spoiler: the Chromatic Demon]], [[HelloInsertNameHere CHARNAME]] has apparently become GenreSavvy to this, as (s)he observes in the diary: "As I expected, [[spoiler: the Chromatic Demon]] attacked me as soon as I released it from its prison..."

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** By the time of [[spoiler: the Chromatic Demon]], [[HelloInsertNameHere CHARNAME]] has apparently become GenreSavvy wise to this, as (s)he observes in the diary: "As I expected, [[spoiler: the Chromatic Demon]] attacked me as soon as I released it from its prison..."
31st May '17 7:53:36 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the nation of [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Marley]] uses the promise of full citizenship to lure Eldians into volunteering their children for military service in the [[ChildSoldiers Warrior]] [[SuperSoldiers Program]]. These children are raised to be fanatically loyal to Marley, and believe if they can prove their loyalty and rack up enough military achievements....their kinsmen still living in the ghettos will be given better treatment or even freed someday. This is a complete lie, of course. Marley leverages their families to keep the Warriors in line, and uses them as disposable resources. Once their usefulness as a military asset comes to an end, Marley intends to answer the [[FinalSolution Eldian Question]] by exterminating them all.
27th May '17 11:38:36 AM nombretomado
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* TheMillenniumTrilogy plays with this. [[spoiler:In "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Henrik Vanger's "dirt" on Wennerström is not nearly as damning or damaging as was implied when the promise was made; however, Wennerström gets his just deserts in the end anyway, and Blomkvist still gets the otherwise sizable payday promised.]]

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* TheMillenniumTrilogy ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' plays with this. [[spoiler:In "The ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Tattoo'', Henrik Vanger's "dirt" on Wennerström is not nearly as damning or damaging as was implied when the promise was made; however, Wennerström gets his just deserts in the end anyway, and Blomkvist still gets the otherwise sizable payday promised.]]
17th May '17 4:28:46 PM dsneybuf
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** Averted in the Portal level of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', possibly due to the Trope Naming line becoming a DiscreditedMeme. Not only does the cake exist, but it's an important part of the foundation of the entire multiverse. The free-roaming Portal Adventure World has a minigame in which a minifigure adept at technology[[labelnote:examples]]The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'', Doc Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', Benny from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''[[/labelnote]] can help the Cake Core bake a new cake...though the use of "[[spoiler:fish-shaped solid waste]]" as an ingredient makes one wonder if it actually seems edible.

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** Averted in the Portal level of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', possibly due to the Trope Naming line becoming a DiscreditedMeme. Not only does the cake exist, but it's an important part of the foundation of the entire multiverse. The free-roaming Portal Adventure World has a minigame Quest in which a minifigure adept at technology[[labelnote:examples]]The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'', Doc Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', Benny from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''[[/labelnote]] can help the Cake Core bake a new cake...though the use of "[[spoiler:fish-shaped solid waste]]" as an ingredient makes one wonder if it actually seems edible.
22nd Apr '17 3:40:58 PM MorphinBrony
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** Averted in the Portal level of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions''. Not only does the cake exist, but it's an important part of the foundation of the entire multiverse. The free-roaming Portal Adventure World has a minigame in which a minifigure adept at technology[[labelnote:examples]]The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'', Doc Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', Benny from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''[[/labelnote]] can help the Cake Core bake a new cake...though the use of "[[spoiler:fish-shaped solid waste]]" as an ingredient makes one wonder if it actually seems edible.

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** Averted in the Portal level of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions''.''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', possibly due to the Trope Naming line becoming a DiscreditedMeme. Not only does the cake exist, but it's an important part of the foundation of the entire multiverse. The free-roaming Portal Adventure World has a minigame in which a minifigure adept at technology[[labelnote:examples]]The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'', Doc Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', Benny from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''[[/labelnote]] can help the Cake Core bake a new cake...though the use of "[[spoiler:fish-shaped solid waste]]" as an ingredient makes one wonder if it actually seems edible.
10th Apr '17 5:46:53 PM nombretomado
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's first published novel ''KnightsOfTheFortyIslands'', several hundred children are kidnapped and put into an artificial environment consisting of small islands connected by bridges. They are given swords and are told that anyone who conquers all islands gets to go home. The thing is, the captors know full well that HumansAreBastards and that even children can be turned into monsters given the right conditions, meaning there is no way for any one group to realistically conquer such a large area, and alliances are doomed to fail. Also, [[spoiler:all the captives are actually duplicates, so the captors have no intention of sending them back home]].

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's first published novel ''KnightsOfTheFortyIslands'', several hundred children are kidnapped and put into an artificial environment consisting of small islands connected by bridges. They are given swords and are told that anyone who conquers all islands gets to go home. The thing is, the captors know full well that HumansAreBastards and that even children can be turned into monsters given the right conditions, meaning there is no way for any one group to realistically conquer such a large area, and alliances are doomed to fail. Also, [[spoiler:all the captives are actually duplicates, so the captors have no intention of sending them back home]].
30th Mar '17 3:39:44 PM eroock
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But wait! "ILied." It turns out that there is no reward! Upon either finding this out or completing the task, it's discovered that the villain simply wanted something to be done for them, and now plans to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dispose of the hero now that their usefulness to the villain has ended]].

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But wait! "ILied." It turns out that there is no reward! Upon either finding this out or completing the task, it's discovered that the villain simply wanted something to be done for them, and now plans to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dispose of the hero now that their usefulness to the villain has ended]].
ended]]. At this point the villain may [[DidYouActuallyBelieve taunt the hero about their foolish trust]].
30th Mar '17 3:34:22 PM eroock
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-->-- '''[=GLaDOS=]''', '''''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''''.

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-->-- '''[=GLaDOS=]''', '''''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''''.
''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''
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